Zubin Mehta, an outspoken genius among conductors, shares his astonishing life story.

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Zubin Mehta at 80
Zubin Mehta has never been your average maestro. Over a 58-year career he has used his music to right wrongs as often as he’s cut a disc. Limelight caught up with him in the back of a New Delhi limo for an exclusive interview.

Cloudstreet: The Opera
How do you go aout turning Australia’s favourite novel into an opera? George Palmer and Tim Winton shed light on an epic project.

Menuhin in his own words
In honour of his 100th anniversary, we hear from the horse’s mouth how the legendary violinist first got to play at Carnegie Hall.

Creating the Creation
An in-depth exploration of how the ageing Haydn pulled off his greatest masterwork, and why it’s still a favourite with choirs to this day.

Symphonic Cycles
Everybody loves a cycle, right? But where do you go after you’ve done the Beethovens and the Mahlers? Our critics have a few suggestions.

Shakespeare’s Women
Will’s female roles were originally written for men. So how ‘in touch’ was he? And what does his writing for women tell us about the man?

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